Game Thread 9/26/12

Nobody told me today’s game was at 12:35pm HST!

The Dodgers send Aaron Harang out to do battle with Clayton Richard. Harang hasn’t won a game since August 18 (not a surprise; if commenter scooplew’s math is correct, yesterday’s game was the 20th consecutive one in which the Dodgers’ starter did not get a win). Meanwhile, Richard’s been on a roll. In his last eight starts he’s 6-1 with a 3.25 ERA.

The game is televised by Prime Ticket today, so I’ll have an opportunity to watch. I’ll post the lineup later when Mattingly tells the media who’s starting.

Lineup per Eric Stephen @ True Blue LA via Twitter:

Victorino RF
Herrera LF
Kemp CF
Gonzalez 1B
Ramirez SS
Cruz 3B
Punto 2B
Treanor C
Harang p

Victorino was a late scratch. Here’s the new lineup:

Herrera, E, LF
Punto, N, 2B
Kemp, M, CF
Gonzalez, A, 1B
Ramirez, H, SS
Cruz, L, 3B
Rivera, J, RF
Treanor, M, C
Harang, A, P

  • John_from_Aus

    looks like Andre has been benched due to yesterday (but I’m sure they will say he has been ‘rested’)

    • dalegribel

      Tough night last night and a lefty pitching today. Good day for a rest. Give it another week, and he’ll likely get plenty. :(

      • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

        From the Gameday preview linked above: “The Dodgers outfielder is hitting just .143 off Richard in 31 career plate appearances with just one extra-base hit.”

  • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

    Neither Ellis is playing, either. Looks like Mattingly is just rolling dice, saying “hey, these guys are tired and they’re not producing very much, so let ‘em have a day off.”

    • WBBsAs

      According to Vin, Mellis is ill.

    • twaseverthus

      If so, and I hope so, that maneuver was waaay overdue. Seems to be working so far.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=713935344 Jason Ungar

      to bad he didn’t do that weeks ago as he should have.

    • SaMoDodger

      The subs couldn’t have been more inept than the starters have been.

  • Bumsrap

    Cruz needs to lead off and Ramirez needs to hit second. Kemp needs to suggest to the Manager that he needs to be moved down in the batting order.

    Oh, and Victorino needs to play bench.

    • SaMoDodger

      Bench is Victorino’s best position right now.

  • Bumsrap

    I was a suffering Loney fan and Gonzales was one of the few players that I was okay with replacing Loney. That said, I would have preferred to trade for Headley than for Gonzales. I would have traded Ethier for Wright as well or Ethier for Upton. And, I love Cruz.

    • twaseverthus

      I’m 100% with you, at least on the first two sentences.

  • dalegribel

    I’m sure $2 Billion + looked good at the time, but no it brings more headaches.
    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/apnewsbreak-ex-dodger-owner-back-072127884–mlb.html

  • dalegribel

    Wow, a couple quick runs. Where’s KT?

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Just caught up with the game

    My daughter had a 1 day baby sitting class where she learned CPR the class let out a little late.

    Last night I met Mrs. Kemp before the game then asked her to have her son sign my new Matt Kemp Jeresy after I told her Matt and I shared the same birthday. My seats where right next to the third base camera well so it was easy to get autographs

    I also got Clayton to sign my new Kershaw Jersey. Luis Cruz signed my Andre Ethier autograph jersey

    My daughter got the following signatures on her gameday baseballs: Manny Mota, Luis Cruz, Matt Kemp, Clayton Kershaw, Jose Vizciano, and Tommy LaSorda

    • dalegribel

      Tremendous

    • Bob_Hendley

      Jackpot!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Way to get on Nick Nice Gonzo!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Come on Hanley

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Good Job Hanley

    Come on Luis

  • foul tip

    Question on Ethier not in lineup: did anything unusual happen with him last night that you all were referring to a bit earlier, or did he just have a really tough day at the RF office?

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      no just had a bad night plus facing a lefty today…I was at the game

      • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

        More precisely, he struck out three times, including once with one out and the tying runner on third in the ninth.

        • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

          Yea I was at the game don’t remind me ^_^

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Come on Juan start it off

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    JUAN GONE!!!!

  • twaseverthus

    Hey Linkmeister, nice going over here! After a few days of trying to make sense of TBLA, I give up. Especially after nobody – nobody! – remarked at all on Donnie’s infuriating (to me) decision to give up a precious out in the 9th with Punto’s bunt. As if Dee Gordon can’t score from 2nd on a base hit. As culpable as the players are, Donnie lost that one.

    • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

      Thanks for the compliment.

    • WBBsAs

      I agree, the TBLA format is utterly disorienting, not worth the trouble.

      • twaseverthus

        That also applies to the mostly-vacuous content. And pretty extraneous too in my small sample size, with 75% NFL talk.

    • SaMoDodger

      See my comment on this exact subject in yesterday’s thread.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Way to get on Matt!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    MATTY!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Good hustle Nick

  • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

    No, Vinnie! Don’t call it a laugher! Why, it was only a week or so ago the Dodgers gave up a 6-run lead before winning late!

    • dalegribel

      I’m enjoying it while it lasts

  • foul tip

    Who is this team that has scored in almost every inning? Someone else wearing Dodger unis must be playing the Padres…

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      There the team we hoped them to be a month ago and are going to be next year

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Alright Matt drive him in

  • WBBsAs

    Vin has just broken Rule No. 9. Yeah, I know he’s done it before.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Aaron!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    MATTY!!!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Mrs. Kemp in the same seat as yesterday

  • 4d3fect

    HST? WTF?

    Oh, hello there, good to see you.

    And thanks so much for making this possible.

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      Oh are we breaking the rules already on the new site? ^_^

      • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

        Well, HST is either Hawai’i Standard Time or Harry S (no period please) Truman. I can understand his confusion. ;)

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Tommy looks a little more lively for this day vs last night

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    2-0 Astros

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Kemp is oficially hitting again…watch for the mini tear ending the season

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Where is everyone…need to get the word out

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Night/Day all

  • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

    New post above.